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On This Day in History, July 28

What Happened On This Day – July 28

  • 2005 IRA Army Council Announces End to Armed Campaign

    The Provisional Irish Republican Army, also known as IRA, announced an end to its armed campaign in the group's effort to free Northern Ireland from United Kingdom's rule.

  • 1958 National Aeronautics and Space Act is passed by the US Congress

    The act established the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

  • 1928 IX Summer Olympics open

    The IX Summer Olympics opened in Amsterdam

  • 1928 IX Summer Olympics open

    The IX Summer Olympics opened in Amsterdam

  • 1821 Peru declares independence

    The Peruvian War of Independence against Spain began in 1811 and ended with a declaration of independence under the leadership of José de San Martín.

Births On This Day – July 28

  • 1990 Soulja Boy

    American rapper, producer, actor

  • 1954 Hugo Chávez

    Venezuelan military officer, politician, President of Venezuela

  • 1938 Alberto Fujimori

    Peruvian politician

  • 1929 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

    American book editor, 37th First Lady of the United States

  • 1902 Karl Popper

    Austrian/English philosopher

Deaths On This Day – July 28

  • 2004 Francis Crick

    English biologist, biophysicist, neuroscientist, Nobel Prize laureate

  • 1968 Otto Hahn

    German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

  • 1750 Johann Sebastian Bach

    German organist, composer

  • 1741 Antonio Vivaldi

    Italian violinist, composer

  • 1540 Thomas Cromwell

    English statesman

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